VOL. XSVII HOOD RIVER, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 19J6 I Z i 37 First National Bank New Business This is the time of year to consider and plan the cam paign in all lines of industry. The officers of this strong bank are always glad to assist in your plans and convince you of the advantages of a savings or checking account with us. A. D. MOE President E. O.BLANCHAR Cashier Bank Advertisement No. 79 The following editorial from the Saturday Evening Post will relieve our ad. writer for this week. Savings and Success Deposits in the savings banks of "New York increased last year. At the same time savings deposits in the post office multiplied by three. In the fiscal year the Increase of postal savings de posits the country over exceeded fifty per cent the number of depositors rising above half a mil lion and the amount on deposit to sixty-five mil lion dallars. Of course this is no injury to savings banks, but, on a broad view, a benefit to them. Mainly the postal banks have appealed todepositerswho would have responded less readily or not at all to the appeal of other banks. And there should be a appeal to reach everybody in the nation who can save. The elaboration of the system in France, for example, is amazing. A man is of fered almost as many different ways of saving his money as there are ways of spending it, and the saving offer is made about as persistently as the spending offer. The United States is thriftier than it i3 com monly given credit for being, because statistics most frequently quoted do not give all savings deposits, and because a vast deal of saving goes on outside of savings institutions. Yet it does not live up to its opportunities by a long way. One of the country's ablest business men said not along ago that anyone could tell whether he was going to succeed or fail by his ability to save. If he couldn't save he couldn't succeed. At any rate, inability to save, for a man with an income above the bread line and no unusual ill luck, im plies a lack of self-control that is not conducive to success. Like nearly everything else, it is a habit; and, with a little determination to begin with, the right habit is as easily formed as the wrong one. Try it this new year. BUTLER BANKING COMPANY The Historian of the Household The Biographer of the Baby Keep a Photographic Diary with an Autographic Kodak Such a pictorial record of the year tells the whole story accurately, conveniently and is a pleasure in the keeping. The Kodak to tell the story and the Kodak album to keep it are featured in our photographic depart. Let us show you. Kresse Drug Co. THE REXALL STORE Victor Victrolas and Records Eastman Kodaks and Supplies Come in and Hear the February Records ' Seeds Burpee's best by test Burbank's wonders. Our stock will be most complete ever offered. Our prices same as you would pay the grower packets, pounds, bushel or by sack. Catalogues Leaflets, Free Automobiles Are you tired after a ride? Franklin owners ride to red Does your gasoline bill seem high? Franklin's average 32.08 miles to galhfnz -. How is your oil costs? Franklin's average over 800 miles' on gallon. You think the year's re pair high? Franklin repair slwps loose money.You cannot afford not to own a Franklin. Furniture Persistent care has se cured for us a most complete assortment of new goods at prices surprising low. This consignment includes Lino leum, Oil Cloth, Carpets, Rugs, Curtains, Shades, etc. Hardware The advancing market finds our stock so complete that we can fill your every want at saving prices. STOVES have gone up, but we will continue our standard prices a $79 home comfort range for $50. Stewart Hardware & Furniture Co. ' Your Credit Is Good. You may pay cash and save 5 per cent Steamers "Dalles City" and "Stranger" Leave Portland 7 a. m., arrives The Dalles 6:30 p. m.,Sundav, Monday, Tues day, rt'edneeday, Thursday (not Friday) and Saturday. Arrives up at Hood River about 4 :20 p. in. Leaves The Dalles 7 a. m., arrives Portland 6 :H0 p. m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (not Saturday) Arrives down At Hood River about 9:20 a. m. Wednesday of each week is set aside as "Stock Yard Day" and then the Steamer Dalles City will take live stock for delivery to Portland Union Stock Yards. This service will permit the individual to ship as few animals as de sired and get benefit of low freight rates. For further information phone 4532 R. ROBERTS. Agent, The Regular Line The Only Place to get Accurate Abstracts of Land in Hood River County is at the office of the Hood River Abstract Company Insurance, Conveyancing, Surety Bonds- Pleasing Condiments for Cold Weather Beechnut Tomato Catsup Snider's Oyster Cocktail Catsup.. International Al Sauce -20c Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce Kitchen Boquet !. Beechnut Chili Sauce Heinz India Relish and Chowchow.. , Gebhart's Eagle Chili Powder. Fresh Horseradish and 30c 35c 30c 35c 30c -35c .30c 30c 15c Star Grocery Perigo & Son LADIES ATTENTION! Special Introductory Sale As a means of introducing our Ladies Tailoring Department, we will make to your measure $40.00 Suits for - - - $35.00 $45.00 Suits for - - - 37.50 $50.00 Suits for " - - - 40.00 $55.00 Suits for - - - 45.00 $60.00 Suits for - - 50.00 These suits will be tailored in our own shop by skilled tailors, thereby enabling us to give you a perfect fit and satisfaction. DALE & MEYER 108 Third Street Tailors to Men Tailors to Women SNOW STORM MAKETRECORD WORST TRAFFIC TIE-UP SINCE 1885 50-Hour Fall Brings Business to Stand still, Covering Earth With i Blanket of 52 Inches Before the original tin of Adam and Eve, tbe weather, unendingly charm ing in the Garden of Eden, waa the cause of but little worry, and the little that in chronicled "about it reads like the words of a booster's club of some southwestern community. The first great record made by Jupiter Fluvius was on that memorable occasion when the Honorable Mr. Noah built the Ark and floated off safely, following the 40 days and 40 nights deluge. Since that day to this the weather, be it hot, be it cold, be it wet or be it dry, has taken up much of the energy and time of contemporary historians. The weather haa become the ataple com modity of conversation. Record freezes, record rainfalls are bon mots to the aged, and when the present generation reaches the venerable period of the eveningtime of life, not one of them will forget the storm of the first week in February, 1916. Still, the little eccentricities of the elements of last week were but cabin to skyscrapers as compared to real weather of legendary days. V. Winchell, an East Side orchardist, tells of an Indian legend, learned from an authentic Bource in the days of his voutb, that recounted a snow so deep that two years' time were conusmed in the melting of it, and Mr. Winchell's veracity has never been questioned by hia friends, neighbors and acquaint ances. Tbe valley at that time was covered with gigantic pine trees. The Indians used the moss from the pine bark, and tomahawk marks, 150 feet from the earth, tbe Indians having gathered moss on the snow's surface, could be discerned for years afterward. All levity aside, the snow of last week will not be soon forgotten. From Monday afternoon until Wednesday night, the fall continued unbrokenly, and on Thursday the blanket on the level measured 62 inches. As early as Tuesday railway traffic was at a fetand still. While the Mount Hood Railway Co. brought in the mail on a light en gine Tuesday, it was impossible to pull a heavy train over the line. Wednes day schedules were temporarily an nulled. Business in the city was brought to a standstill. Householders, bankers, merchants and clerks spent the most of Thursday unloading overweighted roofs. The streets took on the aspect of European trenches. Hardware stores soon sold every last snow shovel. Thursday a lull came, and still fitful flurries were driven down by a biting east wind, and every amateur was making predictions. Did timers were recalling the similarity of the weather to that of the storms of '49, '6i and '85. No news was received from the outside world. Hood River was a be lesgured city. For the first time in their history the city schools were closed Wednesday and Thursday, many of the children not being able to reach the buildings. Work was resumed at the schools Fri day. The East Side grade, blocked by heavy drifts, was broken open by Road Supervisor Stanton Thursday. Mr. Stanton used an improvised plow and a team of six horses. Wednesday a milk famine was immi nent in the city. Many fathers tramp ed down to the home of W. E. Mills to demand his surplus for babies. - Thurs day T. I). Calkins broke through from his Purity Dairy with a four horse team. Grocerymen and meatruarket men of the city made their deliveries with four horse teams hitched to sledB. From Tuesday morning until Satur day morning Hood River was cut off from the outside world. O.-W. R. & N. trains, stalled four days, were brought through Saturday morning, after rotary plows and large crews of laborers dug out the heavy drifts in cuts between here and Portland. Two and three engines were used in hauling tbe first trains brought through. The storm damage in Portland reached beyond $100,000. A severe silver thaw prevailed weighting down wires, poles and trees. Street car traffic was blocked for a time, and many business men were unable to get to and from their homes. Thousands of idle men were given work shoveilng snow in the city street cleaning de partment. Slight trouble was again experienced by tbe O.-W. R. & N. Co. Saturday night. While the earlier evening trains came through all right, except for de lay, the eastbound train leaving Port land at midnight and bearing the morning papers, did not arrive until about 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Ex cept for the provisions made by the company a serious block-might have again resulted. Men were stationed at all critical points, and all train crews were instructed to proceed slowly at curves and cuts and constantly blow the whistles to warn laborers. The storm was given a serious aspect locally Sunday afternoon, when, fol lowing an eight inch fall of new snow Saturday night, a rain and sleet pre vailed. Ice formed on wires and trees and growers were alarmed lest their trees be broken under the great weight. A warm wind, however, be gan to blow Monday morning, and the ice was soon melted. Orchardists hav ing young trees began work to shovel clear spaces around them, to prevent the stripping of branches, early Mon day. A crust of ice nearly a half inch in thickness was formed on tbe surface of the snow. While tbe snowfall caused great in conveniences, especially to rural resi dents, the rural carriers not being able to make their routes, but little damage waa caused. The greatest sufferer, probably, was C. P. Johannsen, of the Upper Valley, whose handsome new barn, one of the largest in the valley, was crushed. No stock, however, was lost. The East Side barn of W. F. Cooper was crushed by the weight of the snow. Sunday morning the old sash and door factory near tbe Indian village west of tbe city on tbe O.-W. R. & N. track, was demolished by the weight of tbe snow. Hood River was rescued from an im pending fuel famine through the efforts of a gentleman modestly and prosaical ly named Brown. Mr. Brown, who is a representative of the Central Coal & Coke Co., of Salt Lake, was in town when our "lit tle cold snap" waa just getting under headway. Learning of the fuel situa tion through tbe Transfer A Livery Co., the local handlers of hia coal, Mr. Brown immediately wired his company and had a car of Rock Springs Lump diverted to Hood River. This car passed Huntington January 26 and was just a week reaching Hood River from there. It was laid up at The Dalles, but through the courtesy of the O.-W. R. & N. Co. officials a special engine was detailed to bring it on down to Hood River. Tbe Transfer Co. reports that the vagabond car was very warmly received here. Weight of the snow damaged the country residence of Chas. Steinhauser in tbe Upper Valley. A carpenter shop at the Cascade avenue home of G. R. Mulford, was demolished. The line of the Mount Hood Railway Co. has not yet been opened, but the work of extra crews of men will soon have it opened. Floods are raging along the Willam ette. The Columbia haa been rising rapidly since Monday. Tbe channel is now running clear, the ice having been broken. The river rose more than two feet from Monday morning until yes terday. USE HOME GROWN, BRITISH SLOGAN The first shipment of Hood River ap ples since Monday, January 31, went forward last Monday night. "While we have had a number of or ders awaiting to be filled," says Wil mer Sieg, "we were unable to move a peg because of the snow. With the weather breaking we will make every effort to clean up our stock" Mr. Sieg saya that reports from growers in all parts of the valley indi cate no damage from tte thawing of the snow. The crust that was formed by Sunday night's sleet and rain is melting and the snow is settling slowly. Local officials, however, have no en couragement as to tbe exports of fiuits for tbe coming season or for hesvy sales of late export apples. The Fruit and Vegetable Producers and Distribu tors Joint Committee, a London organ ization, is now engaged in a gigantic campaign to educate English people to use only home grown vegetables and fruits. Tbe local association has re ceived from London the following cir cular letter, issued by the organization : "ihe need for economy during the war and the very high prices of meat, bacon and other articles of food pro vides a unique opportunity to advocate a larger use of home grown fruit, veg etables and salads, which are produced in great abundancce. ' "This committee has obtained the support and co-operation of many kin dred assoiations keenly interested in the growth and distribution of British fruit and vegetables and the Joint Committee are now actively engaged in advocating an increased consumption of these products. "The services of a prominent writer have been secured for the purpose of ventilating the matter through the press. Leaflets with recipes will be circulated to the public through the re tail trade. Suitable advertisements will be inserted in the newspapers and motor cars will be used for the same purpose. "The movement will necessarily en tail considerable expense, but it will be in the interest of all cuncerned to as sist in raising the necessary funds, as the greater demand for British fruit should beneht both tbe distributor and the grower. Funds to the amount of 365 poudns have been promised, and it is hoped that all individual farmers, as well as the associations will respond to this call." PORTLAND SENDS RADIO MESSAGE Late Friday night through the wire leas system of Floyd Gibbs, a young radio amateur enthusiast here. Mrs, Anna Wilkinson received news of the serious illness of her dauhgter, Mrs, Otto Brook, of Portland. The message was sent from Portland by the Y. 1 C. A. wireless system to that of the Norhwestern Electric Co., just across the Columbia river in Klickitat county, and was relayed here. Young Gibbs, however, is able to receive messages from Portland, but in replying has to relay by the northwestern blectric Co. Mrs. Wilkinson left Saturday to be with ber dauhgter. . Floyd Gibbs is an assistant operator at tbe Western Union office. His wire less system is a hobby, and messages are frequently transmitted over bis system to boy friends in The Dalles and Boise, idano. State Will Aid in Highway Work The following resolution was adopted by the State Highway Commission at its meeting on January Z7. "That $90,000, or as much thereof as may be necessary for the construction of a highway between Hood River and Mosier, be appropriated, one-half of the money to be provided from 1916 highway fund and one-half from 1917 highway fund, contingent on Wasco county bonding itself lor sufficient funds to construct the highway from Mosier to Fairbanks. "It is further agreed that Wasco county is at liberty, out of the pro ceeds of tbe bond issue, to reconstruct the highway between Mosier and The Dalles over what ia known as Seven Mile Hill, said construction to be built to a grade line not to. exceed 6 per cent. "Under no condition does tbis reso lution bind the Highway Commniission to the expenditure of more than $90,000 on this work." Through the efforts of County Judge F. S. Gunning and J. L. Kelly, presi dent of the Wasco County Good Roads Association and Col. Gardner, Mr. Mc Cargar, Mr. Bonney and Mr. Little page, of Wasco county who visited tbe state officials at Salem, the $90,000 ap propriation was secured for this work on tbe terms embodied In the resolu tion above. Tbe State Highway Commission's action in this matter, according to a letter from Judge Gunning and J. L. Kelly, will materially assist tbe good ruads boosters of Wasco county in their campaign for the voting of bonds at the election which is soon to be held for this purpose. Attorney A. P. Reed was a business visitor in Portland last week. WORSE STORMS HAVE PREVAILED WINTERS OF PAST ARE RECALLED Last Week's Blockade of 0.-W. R. N. Co. Somewhat of a Parallel to 1885 Heavy Snowstorm Naturally one of the first thoughts of newer residents of Hood River last week was, "Is thia the worst snow storm we have ever had?" The recorda of hard winters at intervals during the past 60 years will show that Hood Riv er has bad several snowstorms as bad. it not worse than that of last week. i The first severe winter on record, that of 1852-53, is reported by Mrs. cnzaDein Laughiin Lord in ber "Rem iniscences of Eastern Oregon." Dur ing the early part of that winter her father, W. C. Laughiin, moved here with his family from The Dalles. The snow lasted for months and the family was snuion irom me Dalles, 'he ne ar cs settlement, without food. All of the cattle died, and Mr. Lauehlin was so discouraged that he removed his family to I be Dalles as soon as it was possible in the spring. Readers of the Glacier will recall the severe winter of 1861-62, as reported in an article written recently about the early life of D. A. Turner. The Colum bia was frozen over from January till March. During the winter more than 13 feet of snow fell. The few families making the valley their home at that time suffered for lack of food. All the cattle of tbe valley perished. Mr. Tur ner and others walked to The Dalles on the river's ice to secure provisions. Record severe winter weather pre vailed again on February 10, 1879. At this time it ia probable that the record snowfall for a period of 24 hours fell. From 3 o'clock on February 10 until the same hour tbe next day four feet of snow prevailed. F. C. Sherriebin tell ing of tbis storm says: J "1 was down at E. L. Smith's Frank tun store when it began. It started with a rain. I returned from the store with John A. Wilson to his home. The rain suddenly stopped and huge white flakes began to come down. 1 spent the night at the Wilson home. Along in the evening Mrs. Wilson told her hus band to go out and 'run that drove of horses away from under those trees.' "An oak grove surrounded the house, and Mrs. Wlison thought she bad heard the tramping of horses. Mr. Wilson, however discovered that the noise had been made by heavy lumps of wet snow falling from the oaks. Mr. Hodges, Dr. Barrett's father, by measurement determined that the snowfall made eight inches of waer." Mr. Sherrieb says that the renowned snowfall of 1885, which blockaded an O. R. & N. passenger train near Viento for a period of 14 days, differed from that of last week in that most of the precipitation was composed of dry sleet, and for a time, he says, it fell so fast that a man might lift out a shovelful from his walks and another instantly took its place. While tbe cold weather prevailed then for a longer time, it ia probable that the snow would have caused the railroad company no more trouble than that of last week. Rail ways 30 years ago did not have the effi cient equipment used at the present time in clearing away the debris of storms. While the O. R. & N. train waa stalled it was necessary to pack pro visions to them by band sled. Jour neys with food to the blocaded passen gers were made by the following men : Jack Luckey, Chas. Hayner, Van John son, O. L. Stranaban, C. H. Stranahan and Will Kand. Most of tbe people at present in Hood River remember the heavy snow and silver thaw of January 1912. Among the local passengers held on an O. R. & N. train at that time foi over 36 hours was C. K. Marshall. The biiow, followed by a warm rain, reached a depth of 36 inches. A number of barns were demolished, and the Tip Top garage of Capt. C. P. McCan waa broken down by the heavy snow on the flat roof. ' APPLE EMBARGO MAY COME SOON H. F. Davidson, New York repre sentative of the Apple Growers Asso ciation, has received intimation that the British government will shortly make a ruling barring apples from transatlantic shipment to British ports. This information reached the local of fice last week and as a result a car that was shipped out of the Spokane district on Friday, intended for export, will probably have to be sold on the domestic markets. "Tbe expected order will include not only apples, but other bulky shipments, such as automobiles, shipment of which is forbidden by the British government in ships sailing to British ports," said L. J. Blot, sales manager of the com pany. "That means practically all shipments leaving American ports. "The order is the result of the scarc ity of bottoms for tbe movement of war munitions and foodstuffs. Apples and certain other -commodities are list ed as luxuries, and the British govern ment baa ruled that ocean space is too valuable to be used in the transporta tion of such commodities." DR. CROTHERS TO BE HERE TOMORROW Many are looking forward to the lec ture of Dr. Samuel McCbord Crothres, tbe noted lecturer and essayist and teacher of Harvard University, to be given at the Congregational church to morrow evening under the auspices of the schools. Dr. Crothers is a leading figure in the contemporary world of lit erature, and Prof. McLaughlin is to be congratulated in succeeding in securing his appearance in this city. Dr. Crothers was brought to the Pa cific northwest by Dr. W. T. Foster, president of Reed College', who charac terizes the noted author as tbe greatest living elcturer. He will appear in only one other Oregon town Corvallis, where he will lecture to the students of the Oregon Agricultural College. A charge of 50 cents will be made for tickets to tomorrow night's lecture. Tickets are on sale at Clarke's drug store.